Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Saturday, May 03, 2014

CLOUD COMPUTING (photo art) & MESSAGE FOR THE DREAMER (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


look past these blowsy petals
waving the rumpled colors of night,
into the caravan of seeds
at the off-off-center:
there! do you see it?
steadily traversing the unchanging
unknown, crowded with all the wares
of the possible and the won't-ever-be?
now, work while waiting patiently
for this constant caravan that never
arrives and you may someday tap into
a slim surprise of art

[free verse poem on a dream of 5-2-14. I started writing this about a dream image as I was dreaming. And before it started morphing, the dream image itself was very much like the photo of mine above, that I edited yesterday. As I drafted this poem (once awake) it moved way beyond any of the elements I was vaguely chasing in the dream writing. It then occurred to me that, more and more, I'm riding without the training wheels, if you will, of a dream's recalled images/structure. I've always tended to do that in the closing lines of a dream piece. But find now that I'm doing it occasionally even as I first begin recalling the dream and then set pen to paper. Guess that's just a fancy way of saying that my way of writing about dreams may be changing (again). Sigh. I also find, more and more, that once I get behind the appearances of the images/metaphors of my dreams and poems, there's really nothing all that profound. (I may not like hearing some of what's beneath, but it's rarely profound.) It's the image/metaphor forms themselves that give me the pleasure. As if the vessel means more to me than its contents. How odd! But maybe that's one explanation for my enjoyment of poems by others that have no (readily, at least to me) apparent "meaning," but are filled with glorious images. Photo art "Cloud Computing" (4-24-14 003v11) by Roswila]


PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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